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This weeks activities

Hello,  Hope you had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed the amazing weather. We are into our second week and final two days of Resonate:Online this Wednesday June 3rd and Thursday June 4th. There is still time for students to sign up and take part. Please spread the word and help connect students together and with these… Read more »

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Resonate Day Two – Tomorrow

WOW! What an incredible first day of sessions and performances. Thank you to our amazing day one artists Elly & Eric, Matt Abraham, Paul Suchan, Todd “Lil Duece Duece” Bryanton, Big Dog Rob Bryanton, Cathy Sproule and the inspiring Spotlight artists Bombargo for their performances. Thank you to all the students from across Canada that… Read more »

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Resonate Starts tomorrow!

It is not too late to sign up for tomorrows sessions for Resonate:Online. There are some AMAZING free sessions tomorrow from Matt Abraham’s Band sessions to Rob Bryanton’s Digital editing, Elly and Eric’s songwriting classes, Paul Suchan’s Woodwind session Lil Duece Duece, a fiddle session with Cathy Sproule and BOMBARGO Sign up HERE (takes 2… Read more »

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Week ahead – RESONATE WEEK!

Hello,  This is an exciting week for music in PSSD. Resonate Student Music Conference is going online and begins on Wednesday. If you haven’t already please sign up if you are in grade 7-12 (or even if you want to and you are in grade 6). We have some INCREDIBLE artists coming to work with… Read more »

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Staff Picks of the Week!

This week for our picks we chose the top five albums that influenced/inspired us. Have a look! Mrs. Ayers Mozart Clarinet Concerto & Quintet – Martin FröstBirth of the Cool – Miles DavisThe Atomic Mr. Basie – Count Basie & The Count Basie OrchestraNow He Sings, Now He Sobs – Chick CoreaCarnaval – Eastman Wind… Read more »

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! There are some great concerts to stream this weekend. Have a look, and have great weekend! May 22The Metropolitan Opera: Mozart’s Don GiovanniTime: 7:30 p.m. EThttps://www.metopera.org/ New World Symphony Fellows: Live From Our Living RoomsTime: 7 p.m. ETttps://www.facebook.com/NewWorldSymphony/ May 23The Violin Channel Live– Pianist Christopher Park: 1 p.m. EThttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DO3GwiKhy-Z6XtmnxhfRA May 24Yo-Yo Ma… Read more »

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RESONATE: ONLINE – SIGN UP

Happy Monday Tuesday. Please find the links to this weeks music activities below at the end of the post or check the relevant assignment page. Resonate:Online May 27th & 28th and June 3rd & 4th All students in grades 7-12 (whether they study music or not) are invited to take part in Resonate:Online. Held over… Read more »

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Staff Picks of the Week

This week we were feeling dramatic and have listed 5 of our favourite musicals! Click on the names to take you to some clips or whole shows! Mrs. Ayers This is a cruel joke… Top 5? Seriously. You get 10. I could have easily gone 20. West Side Story Wicked The Phantom of the Opera… Read more »

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Monday, Monday…

Hopefully you had time to check out the Cancer Blows opportunity and can take part in recording the global version of Song for Hope (See previous post for more info). The Saskatchewan Band Association has teamed up with Long and McQuade music to create a great competition with some fantastic prizes for you and your… Read more »

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Music Challenge – Cancer Blows

For anyone with instruments, please take a look at this potential opportunity for an amazing cause to record yourself, and combine with musicians across the globe. Some older students will remember Senior Band performing the poignant piece “Song for Hope” by Dr. Peter Meechan three years ago. Written for world renowned trumpet player Ryan Anthony…. Read more »